BREAKING: Tokyo to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, International Olympic Committee announces

The 32nd Olympic Games will be in Tokyo.

The Japanese capital won a final-round vote over Istanbul and will host an Olympics for the second time in 2020. Tokyo also held the Games in 1964.


Japan bluefin tuna sells for record $1.76 million

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A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year — even as environmentalists warn that stocks of the majestic, speedy fish are being depleted worldwide amid strong demand for sushi.

A survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb offers a prayer for victims of the world's first atomic bombing at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, on August 6, 2012. Paper lantern floats are released into the water during a ceremony for the victims of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima at Ibirapuera park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 5, 2012.

Ceremonies mark 67th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bomb attack

Top Photo: Kimimasa Mayama / EPA
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Arata Yamamoto, NBC News reports from Tokyo — As dignitaries from 71 countries joined a crowd of 50,000 on Monday to mark the 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bomb attack, Japanese officials vowed to revamp energy policies in the wake of the devastating Fukushima nuclear accident.

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